Colts season in jeopardy after QB Carson Wentz goes down

Carson Wentz was in need of a change. The warm and fuzzy feeling that may have at one point existed between the quarterback, the Eagles organization and its fanbase, went cold. So, Wentz shuffled off to Indy via trade when Philip Rivers abruptly retired in January.

Would Wentz’s career with the Indianapolis Colts get off on the right foot? Already, that answer is no. Just a few days into his first training camp workout with his new team, Wentz injured his foot. It’s technically a re-injury that could date as far back as high school, according to doctors.

As recently as Sunday, the decision was rest and rehab, not surgery, for the fifth-year signal-caller. But Colts head coach Frank Reich said that he didn’t want to risk Wentz re-aggravating the injury during the regular season and potentially miss the remainder of the 2021 NFL season.

The procedure, scheduled for Monday, will remove a broken bone that came loose in Wentz’s foot. The vast 5-12 week rehab-dependent timeframe puts Wentz back on the field as early as the season-opener versus Russell Wilson‘s Seattle Seahawks or as far off as late October/early November.

The Colts traded a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional 2nd-round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for Wentz this offseason.

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